GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As dawn approaches, spiny lobsters in the Florida Keys are in search of shelter — a hole, a crevice, any place where they can safely spend the daylight hours. If shelter is scarce, lobsters will… Read More
UF/IFAS Levy County 4-H hosts day camps throughout the summer. This year, the camps are focusing on the 4-H Mission. The UF/IFAS Extension 4-H Youth Development Program uses a learn-by-doing approach to help the young people gain the… Read More
Q and A: As northern bird watchers, we are wondering what avian activities are prevalent this time of year?
from V.B., Bonita Springs Answer: Throughout Florida, this is a great time to be bird watching. This is the best time of year for watching waterfowl on wetlands, lakes and prairies. Snail Kites are gathering in South Florida to… Read More
Q and A: My neighbors have bird feeders that attract crows, blackbirds, and starlings. These birds are loud and messy and I was wondering if someone would tell these folks that they are creating a nuisance. Why buy feed for these garbage eaters?
from J.P., Fort Myers Answer: There is a delicate balance between nature and development, just as there is a delicate balance that must be reached between neighbors. I am not the person to tell a homeowner what to… Read More
Every few years, a parasite commonly referred to as Brain-Eating Amoeba starts to attract attention for its sudden and often fatal impact on humans. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only three of the 138… Read More
With images of wildfires in the Tampa Bay area and the occasional “haze” you might have seen in the air, we are experiencing wildfires like we have not had in many years. The unseasonably dry winter and spring… Read More
After a long day at the hot beach it can feel like heaven to take a shower to get rid of all the sand and sticky sea water. While rinsing you may or may not notice a sign… Read More
UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County at Weedon Island Preserve is looking for high school students with an interest in the environment to join the Ranger Naturalist program. High school students yearning to learn more about the environment and gain… Read More
Warmer weather and longer days have finally come back to Northeast Florida and this is great news for many people. But with enjoyable spring weather, comes a greater risk for private stock pond owners. A myriad of issues… Read More
More than 50 residents from Florida’s Nature Coast and Gainesville paddled, jogged or cheered during the Workout on the Waterfront event held in Cedar Key, Florida to raise money for local causes. The event, held March 18, was… Read More